Mark Stevenson, Contributing Writer
Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state courts.
On Tuesday, Tesla...
Jaguar I-Pace electric car testing: 200 cars, 1.5 million miles, and counting
Jaguar’s upcoming first entry into electric vehicles is undergoing final validation in Los Angeles, a year after the British brand revealed the I-Pace Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Jaguar wrapped the new I-Pace in a pseudo-mule livery and plastered a hashtag on its side as...Mark Stevenson
Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too
With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat...Mark Stevenson
UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes
If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult. UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of...Mark Stevenson
Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?
Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance metrics far exceeding what’s currently physically and economically possible? According to one analyst, it may not be a...Mark Stevenson
BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs: iX3 crossover, other 'iX' models
Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. Now the brand has secured another batch of names for electrified crossovers—iX1 through iX9—and it plans to use at least one of them by...Mark Stevenson
Fiat Chrysler is looking to partner with Hyundai to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology, its CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed on Saturday.
The revelation came after a presentation on Alfa Romeo's...
What's a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric car like to ride in? Jerky, says one report
While such autonomous players as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo have already opened their car doors to the public, GM's autonomous subsidiary Cruise Automation has held its cards close to its vest. This past week, the Detroit-based automaker and Silicon Valley-based subsidiary allowed select members of the...Mark Stevenson
Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings
As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his crown. Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. announced on November 23 it took an order for an industrial energy-storage...Mark Stevenson
Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge
As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership...Mark Stevenson
Hyundai Kona, Nissan Kicks: New small crossovers storm the market
Ten years ago, the subcompact crossover segment barely existed. Now multiple automakers are clamoring for your attention as each brand rushes to bring its own take on the small utility to market. At this week's 2017 Los Angeles auto show, Nissan and Hyundai revealed two new models that will vie for...Mark Stevenson
Commercial tests of self-driving Chevy Bolt EV to launch in many cities in 2019
General Motors officials made a bold announcement on a Thursday conference call with investors: the automaker plans to launch commercial autonomous fleet operations beginning in 2019. The Detroit-based automaker's vision for commercial, autonomous ride sharing will begin with self-driving Bolt EV...Mark Stevenson
Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history.
Unveiled at Lamborghini's home base in...
Are electric airplanes actually a real thing?
With electrification spreading through many types of transport, one vehicle still remains largely absent in using electrons for propulsion: aircraft. Automakers have been building commercially viable electrified cars—in whole (electrics) or in part (hybrids)—for more than two decades...Mark Stevenson